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Does Threading Your Eyebrows Hurt?

Asked by desiree333 (3206points) April 15th, 2009

I know how to do it, it seems soo easy, but does it hourt if you get it done at a salon? at home? is it as bad as plucking/tweezing?

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Macaulay's avatar

Wtf is “threading your eyebrows?”

cak's avatar

Fluther link for a similar question – threading

There is actually another question about threading that was asked more recently; however, I can’t find the link! There were some great comments on the question.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I love threading but it hurts me, so far on every bit of my body I’ve tried it hurts but I prefer it to plucking, shaving or wax which burns, pulls skin and leaves scabs and shedding skin.

aviona's avatar

What else have you had threaded @hungryhungryhortence? Wouldn’t that take forever?

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

@aviona: I’ve threaded my shins, my forearms, my entire face pretty much and it’s pretty quick work. What I like is an area can be gone over several times without damaging the skin. As painful as it is, I’d do it in a heartbeat if I could find a local threader or learn to be adept myself.

aviona's avatar

Wow. Sorry do you mind me asking how much costs, I know I’m straying a bit here…

augustlan's avatar

Does threading actually pull the hair out, or does it just cut it? If it pulls it out, like plucking, I imagine it does hurt. I’d still rather do that than waxing.

cak's avatar

@augustlan – it pulls the hairs out – completely. They do try to do it as close (if they are doing it right) to the skin as possible, not midway on the hair, itself. If someone is really good, it’s pretty quick and while it can be painful, they can control how fast they pull the hairs out.

@aviona – I’ve paid anywhere from 15–25 dollars, and it was well worth it, for me! I have a reaction to waxing, every single time and have had the reaction last for up to a week. The day of and the day after, I look like a mess. I can never have my eyebrows waxed and then go out later that same evening, not unless I want to scare small children. I swell, break out in a rash and I look like I’ve been beat. It’s really horrible. The next day, I have a rash all around my eyebrows and it’s really red. Not a very fun look. again, this is from waxing. From threading, there is no heat, no chemicals (things rubbed on after they wax) that I can react to, just thread. I’ll accept the pain in exchange for looking like some red, puffy-eyed monster, for a week. Seriously, if I had a picture, I’d post it so you could laugh. It’s really bad!

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augustlan's avatar

@cak I feel your pain… that is exactly what happens to me, too. In addition, I’ve been burned by the wax (or they pulled off my skin) badly enough that I have a freakin’ scar. Threading it is!

cak's avatar

@auggie – battle scars from things to take care of ourselves…that’s just not right!

DandyDear711's avatar

I never heard of threading until Thursday – from this post. Found places to have them done in New York City yesterday (Friday)! I should have had them done but my husband was with me.

desiree333's avatar

I just tried it. It really dosen’t hurt me too much except for the skin under my eyebrows/above my eyelid. Other than that I think it hurts less than tweezing/plucking, so I definetly give it a 2 thumbs-up.

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